UPMC

New UPMC Hospital Opens Doors In Keystone State | 9/16/2019

UPMC Pinnacle began operations for its new UPMC Memorial Hospital in York, Pa., which replaces the existing hospital in the city’s downtown. An article by Roxana Baiceanu in Commercial Property Executive confirms that the 130-bed property is part of a larger campus that will also include a 140,000-square-foot ambulatory care center by the end of September. “The architectural and interior designs of both buildings bear the signature …

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Ryan Switzer Take Special Visit To UPMC Children’s Hospital | 9/14/2019

Two Pittsburgh Steelers made the day of some patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ryan Switzer spent some of their Friday at the hospital, UPMC said on Twitter, The two went on a special visit. Big thanks to @Switz and @TeamJuJu from @steelers for a special visit today! All of our kids had big smiles for their favorite football players! pic.twitter.com/CZo5CqpiGp — UPMC …

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Male critically injured in west Erie pedestrian/car accident - News - GoErie.com - Erie, PA | 9/14/2019

A male was taken to UPMC Hamot in critical condition. A male was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle near West 26th and Sigsbee streets on Friday night, Erie police reported. The male was unconscious and in traumatic arrest when rescue crews arrived on scene. The crash was reported shortly before 11 p.m. The male was taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment. Never miss a story Choose …

College sports roundup: Lycoming women’s soccer hangs on to beat Penn State Altoona | Sports | standard-journal.com | 9/14/2019

… to streaking freshmen Gabby Perez, who blew past the defense to fire in the game-winning goal to lift Lycoming to the victory over Penn State Altoona on Friday in non-conference action at UPMC Field. The Warriors (3-2-1 overall) surpassed last season’s win total in just six games and are off to their best start since 2016 where they also opened 3-2-1. The Warriors, who outshot the Lions, 26-11 …

Maternal Obesity, Birth Size, and Risk of Childhood Cancer Development | American Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford Academic | 9/14/2019

… Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Search for other works by this author on: Bureau of Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Search for other works by this author on: Christina Mair Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Search for other works by this author on: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Search …

Man killed in west Erie pedestrian/car accident - News - GoErie.com - Erie, PA | 9/14/2019

Sep 13, 2019 at 11:34 PM A male was taken to UPMC Hamot in critical condition. A male was critically injured when he was struck by a vehicle near West 26th and Sigsbee streets on Friday night, Erie police reported. The male was unconscious and in traumatic arrest when rescue crews arrived on scene. The crash was reported shortly before 11 p.m. The male was taken to UPMC Hamot for …

Ryan Switzer Takes Special Trip To UPMC Children’s Hospital | 9/14/2019

Two Pittsburgh Steelers made the day of some patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Wide receivers Ryan Switzer and JuJu Smith-Schuster and spent some of their Friday at the hospital. Switzer and Smith-Schuster also took part in music therapy with a patient named Kory. “Our kids had big smiles,” UPMC Children’s posted on Twitter. ( CBS Pittsburgh ) Share …

Man Charged In Alleged Shaken Baby Syndrome Case Involving 3 Month Old In Westmoreland County | 9/13/2019

By John Shumway September 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm Westmoreland County (KDKA) — An infant is in UPMC Children’s Hospital, and doctors say he is the victim of shaken baby syndrome. The 3-month-old boy was in the Huntingdon Village Apartments on Monday when his mother went to work. The infant was alone with his father, 19-year-old Taylor Joseph Shipley. (Photo Credit: KDKA) The little boy had been …

(USA) Ambulatory Clin Pharmacist (Administration - PHMG) | 9/13/2019

Job Information UPMC Pinnacle Ambulatory Clin Pharmacist (Administration - PHMG) in United States Job Summary: Collaborating with Primary Care and Specialty practices, the Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist will design, evaluate and modify pharmacotherapy for specific populations in ambulatory care. Implements protocols to enhance pharmaceutical care services for patients served by the Medical Group practices. Strives to create meaningful, interactive relationships within the patient-centered medical home and help to achieve high quality …

Men’s basketball releases jammed packed schedule | 9/13/2019

As 2019 began, the UPMC Events Center was still under construction and taking shape. Fast forward to today, and the arena has hosted numerous concerts and the dominating start to the volleyball team’s season. Now, exactly two months before the men’s basketball team hosts their first game at the arena, the entire 2019-2020 schedule has been released. The Colonials start off their campaign against Marshall in the Men’s Against Breast …

High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods | 9/13/2019

… social support is linked to significantly fewer occurrences of sexual violence, youth violence and bullying, and to more positive behaviors, including school engagement and future aspirations, according to a new study from researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The study, published today in JAMA Network Open , suggests that prevention efforts that focus on adult support can mitigate patterns of co-occurring …

Bricker, Vanora N. | 9/13/2019

Email Vanora N. “Dodie” Bricker, 75, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Pinnacle Health West Shore Hospital. She was born in Rome, New York on February 10, 1944 to the late James E. and Arlene Frieda (Clark) Nevius. Dodie was a retired medical technologist from Pinnacle Health UPMC. She was an avid golfer and was a former member of the Silver Spring Ladies Golf League. Most …

Preview: Volleyball heads to Maryland for Henson’s Hawk Invitational | 9/13/2019

… zero. The huge win is the teams first over Duquesne in 12 years. Recapping RMU The Colonials come into the tournament with momentum after a big win Tuesday night over rival Duquesne at the UPMC Events Center start. Junior middle blockers Maria Alfano and Emma Granger have been RMU’s main sources of offense, and the team can credit their success to only going to a fifth set once. The young …

9.14.19 UPMC Pinnacle-Lung Cancer | Michael Parks | WHP 580 | 9/13/2019

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. UPMC Pinnacle – a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence – is saving lives by offering screening for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Dr. Richard Miller, Thoracic Surgeon, joins us to talk about the lungs and lung cancer. What is lung cancer screening and who would be a good candidate. What are they looking for …

Wishes do come true | 9/13/2019

Friday, Sep 13, 2019 02:00 PM Copied! Teresa Varley Steelers.com Jahlil Rockymore, a 13-year old from Pittsburgh, had every reason to be excited on Friday afternoon as he was the guest of the Steelers for practice at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex through Make-A-Wish. But he was also a bit nervous as he stood and watched the team practice, waiting for the moment he would get to …

Defendant’s statements, text messages reviewed during homicide trial | 9/13/2019

Rose Durbin September 13, 2019 … Theresa A. McLaughlin September 13, 2019 Theresa A. McLaughlin, 65, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Sept.11, 2019, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 27, … Allan C. Nicholson September 11, 2019 Allan C. “Nick” Nicholson, 73, of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. He was born July 8, 1946, … Anna M. Urie September 11, 2019 Anna Mae Urie, 75, of Morrell …

Fox’s Tavern wins Battle of the Wings | 9/13/2019

Rose Durbin September 13, 2019 … Theresa A. McLaughlin September 13, 2019 Theresa A. McLaughlin, 65, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Sept.11, 2019, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 27, … Allan C. Nicholson September 11, 2019 Allan C. “Nick” Nicholson, 73, of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. He was born July 8, 1946, … Anna M. Urie September 11, 2019 Anna Mae Urie, 75, of Morrell …

Tonga’s prime minister, who nurtured democracy, dies at 78 | 9/13/2019

Rose Durbin September 13, 2019 … Theresa A. McLaughlin September 13, 2019 Theresa A. McLaughlin, 65, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, Sept.11, 2019, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Sept. 27, … Allan C. Nicholson September 11, 2019 Allan C. “Nick” Nicholson, 73, of Scottdale, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. He was born July 8, 1946, … Anna M. Urie September 11, 2019 Anna Mae Urie, 75, of Morrell …

Kauffman, Richard E. | 9/13/2019

Richard E. Kauffman, 95, of Susquehanna Township, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the UPMC Pinnacle Community Campus. He was born October 14, 1923, in Roaring Spring, Pa., and was the son of the late Ralph B. and Mabelle D. Kauffman. He married Esther Isenberg on June 3, 1950, in Martinsburg, Pa. He was predeceased by his brothers, John, Robert and Ralph Jr. Richard graduated from Roaring Spring …

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala Raises Millions for Cancer Research | 9/13/2019

Want to Make an Appointment or Need Patient Information? Contact UPMC at Go to to search for a UPMC doctor. 9/13/2019 PITTSBURGH – The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2019 , called “Illuminated by Hope,” celebrates the advancements being made in cancer research and treatment and recognizes those who support these efforts. The sold-out event included nearly 900 of the region’s leaders and longtime UPMC Hillman supporters, who are responsible for …

Medicare

(USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Project Analyst | 9/7/2019

UPMC Project Analyst in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania Description UPMC has an exciting opportunity for a Project Analyst within its Medicare HCC department, located in downtown Pittsburgh at the U.S. Steel Tower. The Project Analyst is responsible for complex analysis of data and information sets for provider and company-wide initiatives. The Project Analyst is responsible for overseeing multiple projects at any given time. Must use knowledge and understanding of UPMC internal …

(USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Operations Analyst, Lead | 9/7/2019

UPMC Operations Analyst, Lead in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania Description Purpose: UPMC Health Plan’s Medicare Compliance Department is seeking an Operations Analyst, Lead! This role oversees administrative and system processes as they relate to implementation and maintenance of the claims transactional system in additional to other applications for all UPMC Health Plan products. Under the general direction of the Business Support Management team, this role will analyze, identify, propose and implement solutions …

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage Start-Ups Primed To Disrupt The Status Quo, Warns Cavulus CEO | PR Newswire | 8/28/2019

PITTSBURGH , Aug. 28, The ranks of Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans are growing not only in number, but also in sophistication, observes Patrick Phillips , CEO of Cavulus, a leading technology firm that serves the MA industry … many of America’s top insurers, including several BlueCross/ BlueShield companies, UPMC Health Plan, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Lumeris and United Healthcare. For details visit: www.cavulus.com . Media Inquiries: 800-760-6915 Email: [email protected] SOURCE Cavulus Related Links http

Highmark Health generates $627M in net revenue for first half of 2019 | FierceHealthcare | 8/8/2019

… delivered an operating gain of $151 million in the first half, according to a release. The government business that includes Medicare Advantage and Affordable Care Act exchanges also gained $269 million over the first six … in June with a deal that extends network coverage to UPMC facilities for Highmark customers for 10 years. Read more on …

Medicaid

Medicare Advantage Start-Ups Primed To Disrupt The Status Quo, Warns Cavulus CEO | PR Newswire | 8/28/2019

… have been bolstered by new flexibility in Medicare Advantage plan and benefit design recently permitted by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) . Phillips points to benefits such as transportation and in-home care, and … many of America’s top insurers, including several BlueCross/ BlueShield companies, UPMC Health Plan, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, Lumeris and United Healthcare. For details visit: www.cavulus.com . Media Inquiries: 800-760-6915 Email: [email protected] SOURCE Cavulus Related Links http …

14 hospitals closed so far this year — here’s why | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

… Medical Center closed on June 13. The 85-bed hospital abruptly shut down just one day after its Medicare and Medicaid funding was cut off . In a June 7 statement to the Independent Herald , West … declining reimbursements and lower patient volumes. 13. Harrisburg, Pa.-based UPMC Pinnacle closed its hospital in Lancaster, Pa., on Feb. 28. The health system announced plans in December to close UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster and transition …

ACA

Surgeon impresses upon physicians the value of outpatient surgery | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

… study out of Rush University Medical Center led by Berger. Earlier this year, Berger presented the study at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual meeting examining patients’ satisfaction when they are given a choice … and how that can enhance recovery and improve outcome.” RELATED: UPMC forms Center of Excellence for knee, hip replacement surgery According to Berger, the fact that both outpatients and inpatients were extremely satisfied with their …

Behavioral Health

100 of the largest hospitals and health systems in America | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/12/2019

… hospital opened its doors. Now, the health system includes 50 hospitals and around 900 care locations that include physician offices, behavioral health centers and nursing homes. The health system has earned HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 … organization and Mercy Virtual, which serves providers and patients nationwide. UPMC (Pittsburgh): 40 hospitals. UPMC reports 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals with 4,900 employed physicians and 87,000 staff members. It also has rehabilitation, retirement …

(USA-PA-Pittsburgh) Peer Specialist (Casual) - General Adult and Behavioral Health ICU | 9/7/2019

UPMC Peer Specialist (Casual) - General Adult and Behavioral Health ICU in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania Description Purpose: Peer Specialists are individuals with lived experience who provide non-clinical support as a fully integrated treatment team member and educator for staff.Peer Specialists are role models of recovery values and principles by helping to identify and remove barriers and triggers to treatment for individuals receiving services from inpatient or outpatient programs. This position will …

AMA

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance looks to machine learning for patient care | ZDNet | 8/8/2019

… Amazon Web Services (AWS) that would see the alliance aim to advance innovation in areas such as cancer diagnostics, precision medicine, voice-enabled technologies, and medical imaging. What is digital health? Read More The PHDA is a consortium formed by Pittsburgh’s UPMC hospital, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. The alliance focuses on the data generated in healthcare, such as patient information in electronic health records, diagnostic imaging …

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance teams with AWS for new machine learning use cases | Healthcare IT News | 8/7/2019

The alliance, which includes UPMC, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, will work with Amazon to better harness data for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. August 07, 2019 12:04 PM The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, which comprises researchers from UPMC, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, is working with Amazon Web Services to advance innovation in areas such as oncology, precision medicine, voice-enabled AI and imaging. WHY IT …

Precision Medicine

Predictive Oncology Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update | Globe Newswire | 8/20/2019

… GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Predictive Oncology Inc., (NASDAQ: POAI) (“Predictive Oncology ” or “the Company”) an artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven functional precision medicine company with the mission of improving the standard of care for cancer patients … into that country. Helomics announced a joint collaborative agreement with UPMC to study the use of artificial intelligence to improve clinical decision making for ovarian cancer patients. Helomics signed a collaborative research agreement with Pittsburgh …

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance looks to machine learning for patient care | ZDNet | 8/8/2019

… precision medicine, voice-enabled technologies, and medical imaging. Topic: Innovation The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance (PHDA) has announced a machine learning research sponsorship from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that would see the alliance aim to advance innovation in areas such as cancer diagnostics, precision medicine, voice-enabled technologies, and medical imaging. What is digital health? Read More The PHDA is a consortium formed by Pittsburgh’s UPMC hospital, the University of …

Digital Health

5 Innovations Strategies You Should Consider Now From a Global Perspective - HealthLeaders Media | 8/16/2019

Digital Health Digital health will be the “major transformation agent” over the next decade in healthcare, Zimlichman says and health systems should invest in promising ideas and bring them to fruition. His American counterparts agree, and are also focused on the operational and cultural aspects of these innovations. Tal Heppenstall, president of UPMC Enterprises and executive vice president and treasurer of UPMC echoed this sentiment when HealthLeaders spoke to him …

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance looks to machine learning for patient care | ZDNet | 8/8/2019

… digital health? Read More The PHDA is a consortium formed by Pittsburgh’s UPMC hospital, the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. The alliance focuses on the data generated in healthcare, such as patient information in electronic health records, diagnostic imaging, prescriptions, genomic profiles, and insurance records, and is charged with using that data to transform the way diseases are treated and prevented, as well as to better engage patients …

Patient Safety

Allegheny Health Network Names Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC, System Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine | PRWeb | 8/15/2019

… expertise and outcomes in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. AHN is the highest-rated health system in Western Pennsylvania for patient safety in heart failure treatment, and several AHN hospitals have earned top spots nationally … and fellowship in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation at UPMC. About the Allegheny Health Network: Allegheny Health Network (AHN.org), a Highmark Health company, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania …

State Highlights: Georgia Health Officials Confirm 12 Cases, 1 Death From Legionnaires’ Disease; Feds Sign Off On Changes Made To Correct Patient Safety Issues At St. Luke’s In Houston | Kaiser Health News | 8/8/2019

Media outlets report on news from Georgia, Texas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Florida, Connecticut, Missouri, Ohio, California, Colorado, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The New York Times: Woman Dies After Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak In Atlanta One of a dozen people who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at or visiting a hotel in Atlanta, Ga., has died, officials said this week. The woman, Cameo Garrett, died on July 9 from coronary artery …

NIH

Does early onset asthma increase childhood obesity risk? A pooled analysis of 16 European cohorts. | National Institutes of Health | 8/1/2019

… Dept of Social Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece. 3 Dept of Epidemiology of Allergic and Respiratory Diseases, IPLESP, INSERM, UPMC, Medical School Saint-Antoine, Paris, France. 4 Dept of Pediatrics, Marien-Hospital Wesel, Wesel … 20 CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Madrid, Spain. 21 NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton, Southampton, UK. 22 Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin …

Hypotony and the Argus II retinal prosthesis: causes, prevention and management | BMJ | 7/12/2019

… 1 Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Ophthalmology , University of Florence, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi , Florence , Italy 2 Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, INSERM U968, CNRS UMR 7210 , Institut de la Vision , Paris , France … 12 Manchester Vision Regeneration (MVR) Lab, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital , NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust , Manchester , UK 13 NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology , Moorfields Eye Hospital , London , UK …

UnitedHealth

Waystar continues buying spree with acquisition of prior authorization company Digitize.AI | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

Bain also has hired JP Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank for financial advice, according to Buyout. Waystar has in the past contemplated an initial public offering, sources told Buyout. Waystar could attract interest from companies such as Oracle Corp. and Visa Inc., according to several publications. The Louisville-based health care technology firm could sell for billions of dollars by the end of this month, reports PE Hub , citing sources …

Novartis

Pediatric telehealth worries docs - POLITICO | 8/7/2019

… antibiotics more frequently after direct-to-consumer consultations than after in-person urgent or primary care visits, according to a UPMC study from earlier this year. Another study published last week finds that parents are … gene therapy application: Drug developer AveXis — now a part of Novartis — knowingly submitted erroneous data to the FDA as part of an application to approve a $2.1 million gene therapy treating spinal muscular atrophy. While …

CureVac Welcomes Two Members to its Supervisory Board | Globe Newswire | 6/24/2019

… Executive Vice President, Translational Science at California Institute for Biomedical Research. From 2004-2014, Wright held positions of increasing importance at Novartis and Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, culminating as Global Head of Pharma Development. From … Chief of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, and Director of the UPMC Arthritis Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University-School of Medicine. Craig A. Tooman has served …

Xealth

How 11 health systems are spending millions in innovation dollars for new initiatives in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/11/2019

Xealth, Seattle-based digital health startup, to help the company close a $14 million Series A financing round. UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin are also investors in the company. Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare has promised a $500,000 investment in a health technology accelerator that aims to bring new medtech startups to the city. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock established the Institute for Digital …

Term Sheet — Monday, June 24 | Fortune | 6/24/2019

Xealth , a Seattle-based platform for connecting digital health, raised $3 million in funding. Investors include Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic, MemorialCare Innovation Fund, McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Advertisement PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $650 million. • Radiant Life …

McKesson

Term Sheet — Monday, June 24 | Fortune | 6/24/2019

McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Advertisement PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $650 million. • Radiant Life Care , which is backed by KKR , acquired a 49.7% stake in Max Healthcare , an India-based provider of healthcare services. Financial terms weren’t …

Term Sheet – Monday, June 24 | Yahoo News | 6/24/2019

McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $650 million. • Radiant Life Care , which is backed by KKR , acquired a 49.7% stake in Max Healthcare , an India-based provider of healthcare services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed …

Waystar

EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan buy majority stake in Waystar in $2.7B deal | FierceHealthcare | 7/31/2019

Revenue cycle management technology company Waystar has new majority owners as the result of a deal between Bain Capital to sell a majority stake to Swedish global investment firm EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension … Ovation Revenue Cycle Services, part of healthcare provider and insurer UPMC. Earlier this year Waystar bought PARO, a company that uses predictive analytics to fast-track recommendations for potential charity-care cases at nonprofit hospitals

EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan take a majority stake in Waystar | MedCity News | 7/30/2019

The deal leaves Bain Capital with a minority stake in the company and values Waystar at $2.7 billion. Post a comment / Jul 30, 2019 at 11:56 AM Shares 0 Waystar , the Louisville, Kentucky-based revenue … by the purchase of the health claims monitoring division of UPMC’s Ovation Revenue Cycle Services. Earlier this year, the company also purchased PARO Decision Support in June, a revenue-cycle management services firm focused on

Omnicell

Multiple Hospitals Adopt Omnicell’s XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System to Enhance Medication Inventory Management | PR Newswire | 2/6/2018

Multiple Hospitals Adopt Omnicell’s XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System to Enhance Medication Inventory Management Revolutionary Technology Automates Critical Workflows, Refocusing Pharmacists’ Time on Clinical Activities 01 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL ) today announced … Sentara Healthcare in Charlottesville, Virginia Summa Health in Akron, Ohio UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania “At Omnicell, we’re dedicated to delivering solutions that will help our customers achieve the highest levels of success,” said Nhat H

Multiple Hospitals Adopt Omnicell’s XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System to Enhance Medication | PR Newswire | 2/6/2018

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Feb. - Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL ) today announced that several U.S. hospitals have adopted the Company’s newest robotic solution to automate critical workflows in the central pharmacy. First introduced at the American Society … Sentara Healthcare in Charlottesville, Virginia Summa Health in Akron, Ohio UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania “At Omnicell, we’re dedicated to delivering solutions that will help our customers achieve the highest levels of success,” said Nhat H

Pfizer

CVS Health, Pfizer, UPMC Health Plan, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Trestle Compliance, Asembia, and More to Speak at World Congress’ Integrate19 Congress in Philadelphia - news - Cincinnati Bell | 7/8/2019

Pfizer - Stephen Perkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Commercial and Medicare Services of UPMC Health Plan - Chris Primiano, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, General Counsel for Karyopharm Therapeutics - L. Stephan Vincze, JD, LLM, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trestle Compliance - Jennifer McGee, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Otsuka Just added: - Lisa Rachlin, Associate Director, and Corporate Counsel at Vertex Pharma - Snehal Patel, PharmD, Vice President, Pharmacy …

CVS Health, Pfizer, UPMC Health Plan, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Trestle Compliance, Asembia, and More to Speak at World Congress’ Integrate19 Congress in Philadelphia - news - GVTC | 7/8/2019

Pfizer - Stephen Perkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Commercial and Medicare Services of UPMC Health Plan - Chris Primiano, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, General Counsel for Karyopharm Therapeutics - L. Stephan Vincze, JD, LLM, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trestle Compliance - Jennifer McGee, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Otsuka Just added: - Lisa Rachlin, Associate Director, and Corporate Counsel at Vertex Pharma - Snehal Patel, PharmD, Vice President, Pharmacy …

Apple Health

UPMC Health Plan forms Center of Excellence for hip, knee replacement surgery | FierceHealthcare | 8/8/2019

UPMC Health Plan has designated nine providers as members of its new Center of Excellence for hip and knee replacement surgery. The included providers have high patient satisfaction, high-quality outcomes and few complications in surgery, the insurer announced . The goal, UPMC said, is to help connect patients with providers that offer the best care. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based payer said in the announcement that to choose the Center of …

Anthem, Humana along with Apple and Google testing API for patient access to claims data | FierceHealthcare | 8/3/2019

While announcements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and major tech giants took center stage at the Blue Button Developers Conference on Tuesday, there was another initiative announced that could potentially have huge implications for patients getting easier access to their claims data. The Carin Alliance , a private sector collaboration made up of major health insurers, providers, health IT companies and tech giants, announced at the conference that …

CVS

CVS Health, Pfizer, UPMC Health Plan, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Trestle Compliance, Asembia, and More to Speak at World Congress’ Integrate19 Congress in Philadelphia - news - Cincinnati Bell | 7/8/2019

CVS Health - Paul Engel, Senior Director and Team Leader, US Trade Account Management at Pfizer - Stephen Perkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Commercial and Medicare Services of UPMC Health Plan - Chris Primiano, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, General Counsel for Karyopharm Therapeutics - L. Stephan Vincze, JD, LLM, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trestle Compliance - Jennifer McGee, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Otsuka Just added: - Lisa Rachlin …

CVS Health, Pfizer, UPMC Health Plan, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Trestle Compliance, Asembia, and More to Speak at World Congress’ Integrate19 Congress in Philadelphia - news - GVTC | 7/8/2019

CVS Health - Paul Engel, Senior Director and Team Leader, US Trade Account Management at Pfizer - Stephen Perkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Commercial and Medicare Services of UPMC Health Plan - Chris Primiano, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, General Counsel for Karyopharm Therapeutics - L. Stephan Vincze, JD, LLM, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trestle Compliance - Jennifer McGee, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Otsuka Just added: - Lisa Rachlin …

CVS Health

CVS Health, Pfizer, UPMC Health Plan, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Trestle Compliance, Asembia, and More to Speak at World Congress’ Integrate19 Congress in Philadelphia - news - Cincinnati Bell | 7/8/2019

CVS Health - Paul Engel, Senior Director and Team Leader, US Trade Account Management at Pfizer - Stephen Perkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Commercial and Medicare Services of UPMC Health Plan - Chris Primiano, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, General Counsel for Karyopharm Therapeutics - L. Stephan Vincze, JD, LLM, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trestle Compliance - Jennifer McGee, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Otsuka Just added: - Lisa Rachlin …

CVS Health, Pfizer, UPMC Health Plan, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Trestle Compliance, Asembia, and More to Speak at World Congress’ Integrate19 Congress in Philadelphia - news - GVTC | 7/8/2019

CVS Health - Paul Engel, Senior Director and Team Leader, US Trade Account Management at Pfizer - Stephen Perkins, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Commercial and Medicare Services of UPMC Health Plan - Chris Primiano, Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, General Counsel for Karyopharm Therapeutics - L. Stephan Vincze, JD, LLM, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trestle Compliance - Jennifer McGee, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Otsuka Just added: - Lisa Rachlin …

McKesson Ventures

Term Sheet — Monday, June 24 | Fortune | 6/24/2019

McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Advertisement PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $650 million. • Radiant Life Care , which is backed by KKR , acquired a 49.7% stake in Max Healthcare , an India-based provider of healthcare services. Financial terms weren’t …

Term Sheet – Monday, June 24 | Yahoo News | 6/24/2019

McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $650 million. • Radiant Life Care , which is backed by KKR , acquired a 49.7% stake in Max Healthcare , an India-based provider of healthcare services. Financial terms weren’t disclosed …

MemorialCare Innovation Fund

Health systems have invested millions in these 5 startups since February | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/30/2019

MemorialCare Innovation Fund invested $3 million in Xealth to complete its $14 million round of Series A financing. The Seattle-based startup, a spinoff from Providence St. Joseph Health, also received funding from UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and Providence Ventures. Xealth’s platform focuses on digital health application, allowing clinicians to prescribe and monitor digital content within the EHR system and then share information directly with patients …

Term Sheet — Monday, June 24 | Fortune | 6/24/2019

MemorialCare Innovation Fund, McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Advertisement PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG) in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $650 million. • Radiant Life Care , which is backed by KKR , acquired a 49.7% stake in Max Healthcare , an India-based provider of healthcare services …

Bain Capital

EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan buy majority stake in Waystar in $2.7B deal | FierceHealthcare | 7/31/2019

Revenue cycle management technology company Waystar has new majority owners as the result of a deal between Bain Capital to sell a majority stake to Swedish global investment firm EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension … Ovation Revenue Cycle Services, part of healthcare provider and insurer UPMC. Earlier this year Waystar bought PARO, a company that uses predictive analytics to fast-track recommendations for potential charity-care cases at nonprofit hospitals

EQT Partners and the Canadian Pension Plan take a majority stake in Waystar | MedCity News | 7/30/2019

The deal leaves Bain Capital with a minority stake in the company and values Waystar at $2.7 billion. Post a comment / Jul 30, 2019 at 11:56 AM Shares 0 Waystar , the Louisville, Kentucky-based revenue … by the purchase of the health claims monitoring division of UPMC’s Ovation Revenue Cycle Services. Earlier this year, the company also purchased PARO Decision Support in June, a revenue-cycle management services firm focused on

Providence Ventures

Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic join latest funding round for startup Xealth | FierceHealthcare | 6/21/2019

Providence Ventures, UPMC and Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. The latest raise brings their total for the funding round to $14 million. Originally incubated and launched at Providence St. Joseph Health in 2017, Xealth is a digital prescribing platform that enables clinicians to prescribe patients digital health tools—apps, connected medical devices, digital health content and nonclinical services like food delivery—from their electronic health records …

Seattle startup Xealth secures $3M from Atrium Health, Cleveland Clinic and MemorialCare - MedCity News | 6/20/2019

Providence Ventures, UPMC and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. The Seattle-based company will use the investments from this round to advance the development and deployment of its platform. In 2017, Xealth spun out of Providence St. Joseph Health. Its CEO, Mike McSherry, comes from a technology background. He co-founded Swype, a mobile keyboard app that was eventually sold to Nuance. Through Xealth’s digital platform, clinicians …

Norwest Venture Partners

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

Norwest Venture Partners, Sands Capital Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for total gross …

IPO Update: Health Catalyst Proposes IPO Terms - Health Catalyst (Pending:HCAT) | Seeking Alpha | 7/15/2019

UPMC, OrbiMed, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Sands Capital Ventures. Source: Crunchbase Customer Acquisition HCAT has a dedicated sales team tasked with the identification of healthcare organizations that would benefit from the company’s offerings and build long-term relationships with customers. The company markets its products primarily in the US as well as opportunistically in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia. Sales and marketing expenses as a …

Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Health systems have invested millions in these 5 startups since February | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/30/2019

… and organizations are watching with interest as health systems launch venture capital funds and invest in new technologies. Most recently, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, the 20-year-old venture capital arm of Kaiser Permanente, joined the … spinoff from Providence St. Joseph Health, also received funding from UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin and Providence Ventures. Xealth’s platform focuses on digital health application, allowing clinicians to prescribe and monitor digital …

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for total gross proceeds of $182.0 million . Health Catalyst …

Andreessen Horowitz

Term Sheet — Monday, June 24 | Fortune | 6/24/2019

… scenes even though he invested early in what are now some of the hottest companies in tech. On behalf of Andreessen Horowitz, Jordan backed home-­sharing giant Airbnb, grocery delivery company Instacart, and the hobbyist … Fund, McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Advertisement PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ …

Term Sheet – Monday, June 24 | Yahoo News | 6/24/2019

… scenes even though he invested early in what are now some of the hottest companies in tech. On behalf of Andreessen Horowitz, Jordan backed home-­sharing giant Airbnb, grocery delivery company Instacart, and the hobbyist … Fund, McKesson Ventures, Novartis, Philips, ResMed, Threshold Ventures, Providence Ventures, UPMC, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS • L Catterton agreed to acquire Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DFRG …

Sequoia Capital

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, Sands Capital Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for …

IPO Update: Health Catalyst Proposes IPO Terms - Health Catalyst (Pending:HCAT) | Seeking Alpha | 7/15/2019

Sequoia Capital, UPMC, OrbiMed, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Sands Capital Ventures. Source: Crunchbase Customer Acquisition HCAT has a dedicated sales team tasked with the identification of healthcare organizations that would benefit from the company’s offerings and build long-term relationships with customers. The company markets its products primarily in the US as well as opportunistically in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia. Sales and marketing expenses …

Sands Capital

VC-backed Health Catalyst debuts IPO | PE Hub | 7/25/2019

Sands Capital Ventures, UPMC Enterprises and Kaiser Permanente Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY , July 24, 2019 /CNW/ — Health Catalyst, Inc. (“Health Catalyst”, Nasdaq: HCAT), a leading provider of data and analytics technology and services to healthcare organizations, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $26.00 per share for total gross proceeds of $182.0 …

IPO Update: Health Catalyst Proposes IPO Terms - Health Catalyst (Pending:HCAT) | Seeking Alpha | 7/15/2019

UPMC, OrbiMed, Norwest Venture Partners, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Sands Capital Ventures. Source: Crunchbase Customer Acquisition HCAT has a dedicated sales team tasked with the identification of healthcare organizations that would benefit from the company’s offerings and build long-term relationships with customers. The company markets its products primarily in the US as well as opportunistically in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia. Sales and marketing expenses as a …

Morgan Stanley

Domo, Inc. (DOMO) CEO Josh James on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 6/7/2019

… of Investor Relations Julie Kehoe - VP, Communications and Public Relations Josh James - Founder and CEO Bruce Felt - CFO Sanjit Singh - Morgan Stanley Brad Zelnick - Credit Suisse Jennifer Lowe - UBS Derek Wood - Cowen and Company Pat … is performing against the competition. Also, during the App Attack, UPMC, a 40 hospital healthcare system, demonstrated how it is using our digital 360 App, part of the Domo marketing suite, to drive better marketing …

Puerto Rico adds more lobbyists - POLITICO | 11/1/2017

… keep you up to speed and turn dollars into sense. The first POLITICO Money podcast, premiering with our launch sponsor, Morgan Stanley, features Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Click HERE to subscribe. FORMER MEMBERS LOBBIED ON … Hook Promise Holliday Strategic: Babcock & Wilcox Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.: UPMC CancerCenter J.A. Green and Company (formerly LLC): Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC JBS Communications, LLC: Sonny Callahan and Associates Jefferson Business Consulting, LLC: Leidos Inc …

HCA

10 hospitals seeking supply chain talent | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/23/2019

… 2. Hartford (Conn.) Hospital seeks a supply chain supervisor 3. HonorHealth (Scottsdale, Ariz.) seeks a supply chain analyst 4. Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Fla.) seeks a supply chain coordinator 5. Morristown-Hamblen Health System (Morristown … Medical Center (Seattle) seeks a supply chain operations supervisor 10. UPMC (Pittsburgh) seeks a supply specialist More articles on supply chain …

Healthcare data sharing efforts are insufficient, UPMC survey finds: 4 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

The majority of hospital and health system IT leaders feel their efforts to share data with other organizations have been largely unsuccessful, according to a new report . Here are four findings from the “Improving Healthcare Interoperability” survey, conducted by the Center for Connected Medicine, which is jointly operated by Pittsburgh-based UPMC, GE Healthcare and Nokia. 1. Of the 100 hospital IT and business professionals surveyed, nearly one-third classified …

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh PA

Johns Hopkins plans to widen collaboration with Pittsburgh health care companies | The Business Journals | 7/16/2019

Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Jul 16, 2019, 2:11pm EDT Pittsburgh-based health care companies Highmark and Allegheny Health Network are moving toward a wider collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine in addition to the Highmark Cancer Collaborative. Five years ago, Highmark reached a partnership with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, one of the foremost cancer centers, that bolsters the award-winning care given by the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute …

Relationship abuse, like breaking condoms and hiding birth control, is ‘alarmingly’ common among teens, study suggests | Yahoo News | 7/15/2019

Nearly one in eight sexually active high school girls are pressured by a partner to become pregnant or not use birth control, a study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital suggests. The research, published last week in Obstetrics & Gynecology , explored what experts call reproductive coercion — a type of relationship abuse in which one partner tries to control the other’s reproductive decisions. That can involve everything from poking …

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Amazon is bringing AWS cloud services to Pittsburgh researchers - Business Insider | 8/12/2019

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), the University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon toward clinical solutions, powered by big data in healthcare. Here’s what it means: PHDA’s partnership with Amazon highlights how providers can close the distance between interest and effective implementation of AI as well as to unlock the tech’s potential to transform clinical decision making and generate massive savings. There’s a massive opportunity to tap into the mountains …

Pittsburgh shooting suspect makes court appearance | CBS News | 8/10/2019

… Doctor who treated Pittsburgh shooting victims describes scene Dr. Keith Murray is the medical director of tactical EMS at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Murray treated victims at the Tree of Life synagogue as … treating Pittsburgh shooting victims The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian is located about 10 minutes away from the scene of the mass shooting. Dr. Alexander Castro, an emergency room physician at the hospital …

Allegheny Health Network

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud Morgan Haefner - Print Email The CEO of Highmark Health said he thinks a new 10-year agreement with … Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie, part of Highmark’s Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network.However, both systems differ on how the resolution affected patient retention. UPMC Hamot President David Gibbons, RN, told Go Erie his hospital “saw

Allegheny Health Network Names Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC, System Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine | PRWeb | 8/15/2019

Allegheny Health Network Names Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC, System Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Share Article Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC, a nationally-recognized cardiologist and medical director of Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular … and fellowship in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation at UPMC. About the Allegheny Health Network: Allegheny Health Network (AHN.org), a Highmark Health company, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania

Highmark Health

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud Morgan Haefner - Print Email The CEO of Highmark Health said he thinks a new 10-year agreement with UPMC will draw members to Highmark’s insurance products, but affiliate hospitals are seeing mixed results after the landmark deal. Highmark CEO David Holmberg told Trib Live that since signing the agreement in June, the health …

16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/14/2019

Highmark Health (Pittsburgh): Seeks an analytics data integrator clinical informaticist. 3. Roosevelt General Hospital (Portales, N.M.): Seeks a clinical informatics analyst. 4. HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital (Eau Claire, Wis.): Seeks a clinical informaticist. Cerner 1. Yavapai Regional Medical Center (Prescott, Ariz.): Seeks a chief patient experience officer. 2. UPMC (Pittsburgh): Seeks a clinical operational informatics director. 3. Munson Healthcare (Traverse City, Mich.): Seeks an applications systems analyst. 4. Ascension (Austin …

Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh PA

Johns Hopkins plans to widen collaboration with Pittsburgh health care companies | The Business Journals | 7/16/2019

Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Jul 16, 2019, 2:11pm EDT Pittsburgh-based health care companies Highmark and Allegheny Health Network are moving toward a wider collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine in addition to the Highmark Cancer Collaborative. Five years ago, Highmark reached a partnership with the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, one of the foremost cancer centers, that bolsters the award-winning care given by the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute …

24,000 Highmark employees left out of UPMC deal | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/27/2019

About 24,000 Highmark employees were not part of an agreement reached with UPMC to provide in-network access to UPMC physicians and hospitals, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . The employees affected are in Pittsburgh-based Highmark’s narrow network plans, which include Community Blue and Select Blue policies that cover about 300,000 people. Beginning July 1, these employees will only have limited in-network access to Pittsburgh-based UPMC facilities …

Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh PA

Predictive Oncology Subsidiary Helomics Collaborates with UPMC to Establish a Data and Artificial Intelligence-Driven Approach to Treating Ovarian Cancer | Globe Newswire | 7/18/2019

July 18, 2019 08:00 ET Source: Predictive Oncology Inc. PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Predictive Oncology (Nasdaq: POAI) subsidiary Helomics, an artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven functional precision medicine company with the mission of improving the standard of care for cancer patients through innovative data-driven products and services, today announced a joint collaborative agreement with UPMC to study the use of artificial intelligence to improve clinical decision …

Aggressive breast cancers more likely to hit black and younger women | Yahoo News | 7/9/2019

Black and younger women face elevated risks of developing breast cancers that are not only aggressive but also less responsive to treatment, a new study confirms.” data-reactid=”12” Black and younger women face elevated risks of developing breast cancers that are not only aggressive but also less responsive to treatment, a new study confirms. Researchers found that non-Hispanic black women were more than twice as likely as white …

Cleveland Clinic

16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/14/2019

UPMC (Pittsburgh): Seeks a clinical operational informatics director. 3. Munson Healthcare (Traverse City, Mich.): Seeks an applications systems analyst. 4. Ascension (Austin, Texas): Seeks a clinical informatics specialist. Epic 1. Cleveland Clinic: Seeks an information technology inpatient manager. 2. Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston): Seeks a clinical informatics manager. 3. UMass Memorial Health Care (Worcester, Mass.): Seeks a clinical informatics transformation specialist. 4. Legacy Health (Portland, Ore.): Seeks an applications systems …

‘U.S. News and World Report’ names the top 10 hospitals for GI | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/30/2019

Cleveland Clinic6. UC Los Angeles Medical Center7. Mayo Clinic-Phoenix 8. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (Pittsburgh)9. Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City)10. New York-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia and Cornell (New York City) More articles on surgery centers …

Kaiser Permanente

100 of the largest hospitals and health systems in America | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/12/2019

… Clinic physicians. Mercy also supports an IT division, supply chain organization and Mercy Virtual, which serves providers and patients nationwide. UPMC (Pittsburgh): 40 hospitals. UPMC reports 40 academic, community and specialty hospitals with 4,900 employed … lower the cost of care with data-focused digital solutions. Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.): 39 hospitals. Kaiser Permanente is a 39-hospital system with 697 medical offices and nearly 23,000 physicians. The health system supports …

Kaiser Permanente workers are set to strike. Does it mark a new trend? | Healthcare Dive | 8/29/2019

… Healthcare Dive. ​ At issue are traditional concerns about protecting middle class jobs, staffing and patient care. But the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions is also alleging the health system has departed from its mission and … year, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a lawsuit against UPMC after the system failed to agree to terms with its rival Highmark, putting in-network access for a number of patients at risk. As …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

16 hospitals, health systems seeking Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Meditech talent | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/14/2019

Four of the top vendors hospitals use to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program are Allscripts, Cerner, Epic and Meditech, according to 2018 ONC data . Sixteen hospitals and health systems that posted job listings seeking EHR and IT expertise during the past two weeks: Editor’s note: This is not an exhaustive list. Job listings were compiled from job seeker websites. Allscripts 1. Phoenix Children’s Hospital: Seeks a clinical systems …

Hypotony and the Argus II retinal prosthesis: causes, prevention and management | BMJ | 7/12/2019

Mark S Humayun 32 , 33 1 Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine, Ophthalmology , University of Florence, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi , Florence , Italy 2 Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, INSERM U968, CNRS UMR 7210 , Institut de la Vision , Paris , France 3 CHNO des Quinze-Vingts , DHU Sight Restore, INSERM-DGOS CIC 1423 , Paris , France 4 Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences , University of Toronto , Toronto , Ontario , Canada 5 Toronto Western …

Health Net

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud Morgan Haefner - Print Email The CEO of Highmark Health said he thinks a new 10-year agreement with … Vincent Hospital in Erie, part of Highmark’s Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network.However, both systems differ on how the resolution affected patient retention. UPMC Hamot President David Gibbons, RN, told Go Erie his hospital “saw a

Allegheny Health Network Names Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC, System Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine | PRWeb | 8/15/2019

Allegheny Health Network Names Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC, System Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Share Article Srinivas Murali, MD, FACC, a nationally-recognized cardiologist and medical director of Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cardiovascular … and fellowship in advanced heart failure and heart transplantation at UPMC. About the Allegheny Health Network: Allegheny Health Network (AHN.org), a Highmark Health company, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania

Cigna

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… of Rocky Mountain Health Plans, made a surprise announcement May 21 that he is leaving the company. 2. Matthew Fitzsimmons , Cigna’s U.S. privacy officer and lead cybersecurity counsel, left the company for a new position … Health System’s Health Alliance Plan, retired June 30.7. Pittsburgh-based UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine appointed Denise McDonough president …

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/28/2019

… their lives easier. The patients win. And you win.” Eva Borden, senior managing director of behavioral and medical solutions at Cigna: “How do we help providers partner across the medical neighborhoods that they interact in … different data sets.” Dan LaVallee, director of government programs at UPMC Health Plan: “Value-based reimbursement asks members to access care differently. It asks providers and PCPs to provide care differently. We at UPMC Health …

Aetna

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Dog Treats, CDC Says | U.S. News & World Report | 7/5/2019

… builds on the success of a program in Miami-Dade County. Kaiser Health News July 2, 2019 Six patients in UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s neonatal intensive care unit have tested positive for the antibiotic … developed by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health. Backed by in-depth research and accompanied by news and analysis, the site features …

Cover story: How Highmark-UPMC deal will impact the marketplace | The Business Journals | 6/27/2019

… Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Jun 27, 2019, 6:00am EDT What was once thought to be science fiction is now reality: UPMC and Highmark have reached a 10-year agreement that will allow Highmark members access … and UPMC, but also other insurers including Cigna, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna who have seen local market share increases amidst the ongoing dispute between UPMC and Highmark. An opportunity to regain lost ground? Although Highmark, once …

Humana

Surgeon impresses upon physicians the value of outpatient surgery | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

… patients’ satisfaction when they are given a choice between same-day discharge and an overnight stay in the hospital. RELATED: Humana grows participation in orthopedic bundles Researchers partnered with Press-Ganey, a leading patient satisfaction … and how that can enhance recovery and improve outcome.” RELATED: UPMC forms Center of Excellence for knee, hip replacement surgery According to Berger, the fact that both outpatients and inpatients were extremely satisfied with their …

UnitedHealthcare

Waystar continues buying spree with acquisition of prior authorization company Digitize.AI | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

… firm has held early-stage discussions about a potential sale of the business, citing people familiar with the matter. RELATED: UnitedHealthcare agrees to $3.2B deal to acquire payments firm Equian Bain also has hired JP … Revenue Cycle Services, part of health care provider and insurer UPMC. In September Waystar bought predictive analytics solution Connance …

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine appointed Denise McDonough president of commercial business in the state Jan. 10. 9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli , MD, its CMO.10. UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson is retiring.11. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO Rick Schum handed the reins to BCBS of …

Molina Healthcare

Shulkin says Cerner delay will help veterans - POLITICO | 1/18/2018

… which technology is shaking up the human workforce. An investigation into labor issues by POLITICO Magazine’s Danny Vinik finds that UPMC contracted its medical transcription services to Nuance, which initially pledged to hire UPMC’s existing … Andrey Ostrovsky. Mario Molina, who used to head up insurer Molina Healthcare, tells Morning eHealth that the startup piqued his interest because health plans tend to invest in technology “primarily to capture data to maximize …

Obamacare premiums were stabilizing. Then Trump happened. | MSN | 10/18/2017

… Obamacare premiums were stabilizing. Then Trump happened. Vox.com 26 mins ago Dylan Scott © Provided by Vox.com Back in May, the UPMC Health Plan in Pennsylvania said it would need to increase its health insurance premiums … phenomenon is ridiculous,” said Mario Molina, the former CEO of Molina Healthcare, a big player in the market. “This is Donald Trump monkeying around with health insurance, which is something he doesn’t understand.” Obamacare was …

MVP Health Care

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

MVP Health Care, a health plan in New York, hired former Health Care Service Corp. executive Bruce Himelstein , MD, as its CMO. 5. Ken Janda , CEO of Community Health Choice in Houston, abruptly stepped down April 11. 6. Teresa Kline , CEO of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System’s Health Alliance Plan, retired June 30.7. Pittsburgh-based UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem …

7 recent payer executive moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/10/2019

MVP Health Care, a health plan in New York, hired former Health Care Service Corp. executive Bruce Himelstein, MD, as its CMO.4. Matthew Fitzsimmons, Cigna’s U.S. privacy officer and lead cybersecurity counsel, left the company for a new position at Shipman & Goodwin.5. Pittsburgh-based UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee, MD, CMO, effective May 15.6. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO Rick Schum handed the …

Anthem Blue Cross

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine appointed Denise McDonough president of commercial business in the state Jan. 10. 9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli , MD, its CMO.10. UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson is retiring.11. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO Rick Schum handed the reins to BCBS of …

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2018 Best Medicare Plans | PR Newswire | 10/16/2017

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Coventry Health Care, Essence Healthcare, Health Alliance Medicare, Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Martin’s Point Generations Advantage, Medica Insurance Company, MVP HEALTH CARE, Paramount Elite, Providence Health Assurance, Senior Preferred, and UPMC Health Plan. For Part D plans, which cover prescription drugs, 17 states have at least one insurer that made the U.S. News list. This year, 15 of the …

Essence Healthcare

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2018 Best Medicare Plans | PR Newswire | 10/16/2017

Essence Healthcare, Health Alliance Medicare, Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Martin’s Point Generations Advantage, Medica Insurance Company, MVP HEALTH CARE, Paramount Elite, Providence Health Assurance, Senior Preferred, and UPMC Health Plan. For Part D plans, which cover prescription drugs, 17 states have at least one insurer that made the U.S. News list. This year, 15 of the 17 plans on the Medicare Part D Honor Roll are Blue Cross Blue Shield …

U.S. News & World Report Announces The 2018 Best Medicare Plans - TheStreet | 10/16/2017

Essence Healthcare, Health Alliance Medicare, Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Martin’s Point Generations Advantage, Medica Insurance Company, MVP HEALTH CARE, Paramount Elite, Providence Health Assurance, Senior Preferred, and UPMC Health Plan. For Part D plans, which cover prescription drugs, 17 states have at least one insurer that made the U.S. News list. This year, 15 of the 17 plans on the Medicare Part D Honor Roll are Blue Cross Blue Shield …

Coventry Health Care

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2018 Best Medicare Plans | PR Newswire | 10/16/2017

Coventry Health Care, Essence Healthcare, Health Alliance Medicare, Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Martin’s Point Generations Advantage, Medica Insurance Company, MVP HEALTH CARE, Paramount Elite, Providence Health Assurance, Senior Preferred, and UPMC Health Plan. For Part D plans, which cover prescription drugs, 17 states have at least one insurer that made the U.S. News list. This year, 15 of the 17 plans on the Medicare Part D Honor Roll are Blue …

U.S. News & World Report Announces The 2018 Best Medicare Plans - TheStreet | 10/16/2017

Coventry Health Care, Essence Healthcare, Health Alliance Medicare, Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Martin’s Point Generations Advantage, Medica Insurance Company, MVP HEALTH CARE, Paramount Elite, Providence Health Assurance, Senior Preferred, and UPMC Health Plan. For Part D plans, which cover prescription drugs, 17 states have at least one insurer that made the U.S. News list. This year, 15 of the 17 plans on the Medicare Part D Honor Roll are Blue …

Josh Shapiro

Mayo Clinic profits almost triple in the quarter to $500M | Healthcare Dive | 8/26/2019

UPMC was also in hot water with state attorney general Josh Shapiro for refusing to contract with competitor Highmark. The saga reached a conclusion late June when the two signed a contract allowing access to UPMC facilities by Highmark-insured patients. Shapiro had accused UPMC of corporate greed and failing to live up to charitable obligations. Though Mayo is a nonprofit, it files financial reports with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking …

Highmark Health CEO on UPMC pact: ‘We’ve hit no bumps in the road’ | The Business Journals | 8/8/2019

The term sheet between the two health care giants was signed in late June after negotiations were started by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro . But Holberg said there were many details that had to be addressed. “It takes a little bit of time to do something so complicated and detailed,” he said. Holmberg praised the agreement and Shapiro’s efforts, saying it was good for the region and also provided opportunity …

Morgan Haefner

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud Morgan Haefner - Print Email The CEO of Highmark Health said he thinks a new 10-year agreement with UPMC will draw members to Highmark’s insurance products, but affiliate hospitals are seeing mixed results after the landmark deal. Highmark CEO David Holmberg told Trib Live that since signing the agreement in June, the health …

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/28/2019

Where is the payer-provider relationship headed? 17 healthcare execs weigh in Morgan Haefner - At the AHIP Institute & Expo in Nashville June 19-20, Becker’s Hospital Review asked 17 executives from health plans and providers one … different data sets.” Dan LaVallee, director of government programs at UPMC Health Plan: “Value-based reimbursement asks members to access care differently. It asks providers and PCPs to provide care differently. We at UPMC Health

Paul Wood

Highmark-UPMC deal covers something new: Out-of-network emergency department visits | The Business Journals | 6/26/2019

Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Jun 25, 2019, 5:14pm EDT Of the many points Highmark and UPMC agreed to in the flurry of negotiations that preceded Monday’s 10-year agreement, one will help clear a major … wanted to keep members out of the middle,” UPMC spokesman Paul Wood said. There’s been confusion about what’s in and what’s out at UPMC for Highmark commercial subscribers after July 1. That depends on what

UPMC, Highmark make nice, reach 10-year network agreement | FierceHealthcare | 6/25/2019

… and-forth, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark have reached an agreement that would extend network coverage for UPMC facilities to Highmark members for the next decade. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced … spikes controversial ‘prepay’ policy for Highmark MA members UPMC spokesman Paul Wood wrote in the post that it reached out to Highmark following the court decision to work on a potential network agreement for specialty …

Robert Simpson

Behind the enmity, a ‘window opened’ with UPMC and Highmark —and all sides pounced on the chance | The Business Journals | 6/24/2019

… media and a live Internet stream on a cold February day in Pittsburgh, it was to deliver legal action against UPMC to modify the consent decrees that were expiring after five years. But after trips … Shapiro said. How did that happen? Around the time Judge Robert Simpson was making his June 14 ruling that had been a victory for UPMC, the health system was reaching out to its court opponent …

The PA Clinical Network Responds to the UPMC-Highmark Consent Decree Decision | PR Newswire | 6/19/2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. , June 18, Last week, on June 14 , Judge Robert Simpson of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that the 2014 consent decree that governed the agreement between UPMC and Highmark cannot be extended past its June 30 expiration date. As a result, Pennsylvanians with Highmark health insurance may no longer have automatic access to the UPMC provider network. “As a result of this ruling, a major Pennsylvania healthcare market …

Tom Wolf

Pittsburgh shooting suspect makes court appearance | CBS News | 8/10/2019

… simply because of their faith.” Jones said Bowers’ full motive is unknown, but said investigators believe he acted alone. Gov. Tom Wolf arrived at the scene Saturday and called the attack an “absolute tragedy.” “These … treating Pittsburgh shooting victims The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian is located about 10 minutes away from the scene of the mass shooting. Dr. Alexander Castro, an emergency room physician at the hospital …

Cover story: How Highmark-UPMC deal will impact the marketplace | The Business Journals | 6/27/2019

Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times Jun 27, 2019, 6:00am EDT What was once thought to be science fiction is now reality: UPMC and Highmark have reached a 10-year agreement that will allow Highmark members access to UPMC facilities and doctors. When Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf announced the agreement on June 24, it came as a surprise to many that UPMC and Highmark were able to …

David Holmberg

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/19/2019

Highmark CEO says new UPMC deal will attract members, but hospitals differ on patient retention post-feud Morgan Haefner - Print Email The CEO of Highmark Health said he thinks a new 10-year agreement with UPMC will draw members to Highmark’s insurance products, but affiliate hospitals are seeing mixed results after the landmark deal. Highmark CEO David Holmberg told Trib Live that since signing the agreement in June, the health …

Physicians ‘inundated’ with questions after UPMC-Highmark breakthrough, broker says | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/26/2019

While UPMC and Highmark ended their contentious dispute June 24 with a landmark 10-year contract , questions still remain about the details of the agreement, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Beginning July 1, many … said. After the deal was signed, Highmark President and CEO David Holmberg said June 24 the narrow network plans will include in-network access to Highmark subsidiary Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh and independent hospitals

Jeffrey Romoff

Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance teams with AWS for new machine learning use cases | Healthcare IT News | 8/7/2019

The alliance, which includes UPMC, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, will work with Amazon to better harness data for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. August 07, 2019 12:04 PM The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance … insurance claims and consumer devices. The goal, says UPMC CEO Jeffrey Romoff at the time was to build an “innovation ecosystem” for health data in western Pennsylvania and beyond. Since then, PHDA has been focusing

Wolf, Shapiro See ‘Major Development’ in Highmark-UPMC Clash | U.S. News & World Report | 6/24/2019

Pennsylvania News Health Care Giants UPMC, Highmark Reach 11th-Hour Agreement Two western Pennsylvania health care giants have a deal that averts the looming break-up of their business relationship, preventing disruption and higher costs … over the past week” with Holmberg and UPMC chief executive Jeffrey Romoff eventually produced the deal. The attorney general said the two companies agreed “they will no longer act as adversaries but instead work as

Rima Abdel-Massih

‘Flipping the model’ for ID care: UPMC telemedicine company’s Dr. Rima Abdel-Massih - Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/25/2019

Rima Abdel-Massih, MD, brings extensive clinical and research experience with infectious diseases to her role as co-founder and CMO of UPMC’s telemedicine company Infectious Disease Connect. A board-certified infectious disease specialist, Dr. Abdel-Massih is also director of tele-ID services at Pittsburgh-based UPMC. The program, which helps provide ID expertise to medical facilities that lack resources, has grown to serve 13 hospitals since its initial …

Telemedicine Helps Hospitals Gain Infectious Disease Expertise - Xtelligent Healthcare Media | mHealth Intelligence | 5/29/2019

Rima Abdel-Massih, MD. , chief medical officer for Infectious Disease (ID) Connect, a tele-ID company recently spun out of UPMC . “Many hospitals can no longer manage care for these patients.” Faced with a growing need for and a dwindling supply of ID specialists, health systems are using virtual care platforms to access these experts when and where needed. UPMC Enterprises recognized that need and developed ID Connect, a connected …

Kelly Gooch

Hospitals can restrict non-employee union activity on its premises, labor board rules | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/21/2019

Hospitals can restrict non-employee union activity on its premises, labor board rules Kelly Gooch - A federal labor board recently ruled that hospitals and other employers may restrict union activity by non-employees in public … labor board’s recent decision in the case involving Pittsburgh-based UPMC and its subsidiary, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside gets rid of that exception. In the UPMC case, non-employee union representatives Sarah Fishbein and Amber Stenman

How UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s new president aims to create ultimate patient care experience | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/7/2019

How UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s new president aims to create ultimate patient care experience Kelly Gooch - Print Email With 26 years of experience at UPMC, Mark Sevco is familiar with the Pittsburgh-based system’s operations. He previously served as COO of UPMC Pinnacle, a multihospital system in central Pennsylvania. He has also served as president of UPMC East hospital in Monroeville, Pa., and UPMC McKeesport (Pa.) hospital, where he …

David Zynn

Telemedicine Helps Hospitals Gain Infectious Disease Expertise - Xtelligent Healthcare Media | mHealth Intelligence | 5/29/2019

… Rima Abdel-Massih, MD. , chief medical officer for Infectious Disease (ID) Connect, a tele-ID company recently spun out of UPMC . “Many hospitals can no longer manage care for these patients.” Faced with a growing … understand this gap that they have,” adds ID Connect President David Zynn. “Without it, they lose patients (who are transferred to larger hospitals with the appropriate resources. “What we’re hearing from these hospitals right now …

UPMC launches new telemedicine company focused on infectious disease | Healthcare IT News | 5/20/2019

Women In Health IT UPMC launches new telemedicine company focused on infectious disease Diagnosis and treatment of disease and antibiotic-resistant bacteria is complex and challenging for small hospitals, who could care for patients with … and infection prevention and control, according to ID Connect President David Zynn. THE LARGER TREND Zynn notes that HAIs affect 5 to 10 percent of patients and can cost hospitals more than $40 million each